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clancy. and you're watching cnn, we want to welcome you to our special coverage, "iraq: after the war." >> moments ago, u.s. defense secretary, leon panetta arrived in baghdad to participate in the formal end to u.s. military involvement in iraq. we want to take you now live to baghdad, where you are looking at live pictures of the casing of the colors ceremony in the iraqi capital. it has been almost nine years since the u.s. invaded that country. and in that time, at least 128,000 iraqis have been killed in conflict situations. more than 4400 u.s. troops have also died. and now at this very moment,ed american military command in the country is closing a chapter in the history of both iraq and the u.s. armed forces with this somber ceremony. it is such a big contrast to the explosions that marked the beginning of the war in iraq, back in march of 2003. >> now, this moment does, in a very real sense, mark the end of a difficult period, not only for the u.s. military, but for the people of iraq. damon has covered the key moments of the iraq war and joins us from baghdad. you know, arwa
minister nuri al maliki of iraq and president obama who will be having a joint press conference any minute now. we are now talking about the news of this weekend, which is newt gingrich and his, i would say, maybe, possibly, even formidable showing at the debate. i want to talk about one thing in particular. the issue of marital infidelity has dogged him. i want to play the sound of gingrich from the debate and talk about how he sort of fielded it. >> i think it's a very, very important issue. and i think people have to render judgment. in my case, i said up front openly, i've made mistakes at times. i've had to go to god for forgiveness, i've had to seek reconciliation. but i'm also a 68-year-old grandfather. people have to measure the person i am now and whether i'm someone they can report. >> there was a great piece analyzing this saying he handled it in a fashion that it may become a non-issue. do you guys agree with that? >> i think to some extent there is the fact about iowa -- my other number, 73% of all republican caucusgoers in 2008 are over 45, which means that they were voting a
departure from iraq. more than 100 died from drinking illicit alcohol in india and many more are critically ill. welcome to "bbc world news." i'm david eades. also coming up in the program -- china's government bows to crack down on the leaders of a revolt in a village in the country's southern guangdong province. >> why am i wearing a mask? >> hello. the former french president, jacques chirac, has been found guilty on two counts of embezzlement and abuse of power when he was mayor of paris. it was the first trial of an ex-head of state in france since marshall, who led the collaborationist government faced his trial after the second world war. well, mr. chirac stood accused of creating jobs for officials of his own party when he was mayor of paris. he's also been given a two-year suspended, i should point out, suspended prison sentence. that judgment passed down just a few moments ago, but the judge did describe mr. chirac as a number of other people also facing trial. as the principal author of the crimes committed. we're going to have more on that obviously for you in the course of the
of pennsylvania, who commanded an aircraft carrier battle group in the run-up in the iraq war and rose to three-star admiral serving as the white house director ofef heading the anti- unit. zainab shelby, her father served as sa dad's personal phi lot. phyllis bennett , matt a armla iraq from 2007 to 2009 and author of a book, kaboom. >>> today is the last day of the legal framework where u.s. forces were permitted to operate in iraq. few mainstream media paid much attention to the troop's departure or the milestone that today represents. it will not be remembered and there will be no kiss in times square. no one, perhaps rick perry, seems interested in holding a parade. even the movies about iraq go unseen. the staff and i spent the day deciding whether we should dedicate the show to the war in iraq. at the last of the u.s. troops crossed the border into kuwait, some of us weren't sure if the war warranted two hours of coverage, myself included. we started to talk about it. we couldn't stop talking about it. america's invasion of iraq dominated our last two presidential elections, redefined ou
>> our job as an artillery battery was engage targets deep in iraq. we pulled up on the berm right at the border and were in iraq when the whole thing kicked off. the artillery pieces fired 96 pound shell about 20 miles. so the war gets pretty loud pretty fast when you are in the artillery. >> it kept the frye battalion was attacking more in nasiriya. >> we had a good fight in support of the infantry moving up. >> suddenly visibility dropped to zero. blinding grit powered over 20,000 feet traveling 60 miles an hour. >> driving down the highway we got ambushed in a little town. >> the engagement brought captain frye to the brink of death. >> i was in the lead vehicle in the passenger seat reading a map, and a rocket propelled grenade hit the door of my hum v and it came through and cut my arm and took my arm off. when you look down everything goes into slow-motion. i remember thinking did this happen to me? a voice kicks in and says do something. >> i was born and raised in baghdad. it's a beautiful city. >> iraqi interpreter mustafa abdul remembers growing up in the iraqi capital.
.com. ♪ >> tonight on war stories. after nearly 9 years of war in iraq. >> when our president tells us to go some place we will go. >> it has made me a better person. >> american troops are coming home. >> it's the best feeling ever. >> we pay tribute to the courage and sacrifice. >> i owe everyone a big thank you. >> absolutely it was worth it. >> that's next on "war stories". >> i am harris falkner. an alleged confession of a man they claim is a cia spy who infiltrated iran's secret services. he's an american iranian who received special training at military bases in iraq and afghanistan before heading to iran before his alleged intelligence mission. it shows him quote-unquote confessing and describing his mission. sources telling fox news there is no evidence this person paraded on iranian tv works for the cia. the u.s. military recording the final troops left iraq after nearly 9 years of war. it has ended. the final convoy crossing this morning. armored vehicles carrying troops through the night. it comes at a high price. 4500 american lives 100,000 iraqi lives. the war began in 2003 with an
of the ending of the iraq war. president obama did one of those tried and trued include a personal story thing. in the middle of his speech today about the war ending. the president told a service member's individual story. but this time there was a surprise. it had a very unexpected ending, this story. i did not see this coming. i don't think the audience saw this coming. not from the way they reacted. this is not how i thought this story would end. >> as americans, we have a responsibility to learn from your service. i'm thinking of an example, lieutenant alvin shell who was based here at ft. bragg. a few years ago on a supply route outside baghdad, he and his team were engulfed by flames from an rpg attack. covered with gasoline, he ran into the fire to help his fellow soldiers and then led them two miles back to camp victory where he finally collapsed, covered with burns. when they told him he was a hero, alvin disagreed. i'm not a hero, he said. a hero is a sandwich. i'm a paratrooper. >> i'm not a hero, a hero is a sandwich. says the actual flesh in blood hero in the middle of doing his
, it is over. the last convoy of u.s. troops has left iraq. this happened just a matter of hours ago while many of you were sleeping. but the country is waking up today knowing that the war in iraq is over and u.s. troops are out of iraq. >>> also this morning, take a look. a runaway cart prowling through a number of people. this was after a football game in texas. you see the effort going on there to try to stop this runaway cart. they finally did. questions this morning about why it was going on its own in the first place. >>> also, many of you need to be prepping for a major winter storm that's expected to drop up to 15 inches of snow. our reynolds wolf is all over this. he'll be along in a moment. >>> it started as shock and awe nearly nine years ago. it's ended with sand and dust on a desert highway headed into kuwait. the last convoy of u.s. troops has left iraq. watch. [ horn ] >> a much different scene from the shock and awe that we saw of nine years ago almost. the pictures from overnight, cover of darkness going through the middle of the desert. about 500 u.s. service members from ft.
to put you in charge of watching the rasmussen poll! when we come back, the iraq war is officially over! [ female announcer ] more people are using wireless devices... in more ways than ever. and our networks are getting crowded. but if congress frees up more wireless spectrum... we can empower more people to innovate... putting momentum behind our economy. and we can reduce the deficit... with more than thirty billion dollars paid by america's wireless companies. it's simple -- more spectrum means more freedom. for everyone. >>> issue two, out of iraq! >> in the coming days, the last american soldiers will cross the border out of iraq, with honor and with their heads held high. after nearly nine years, our war in iraq ends this month. >> political process established, democratic process, and adoption of the principles of elections and the peaceful transfer of authority. >> president barack obama this week hosted iraq's prime minister, the meeting took place to mark the end of the the war in iraq this. was in washington, on monday. here is the president on wednesday, in fort bragg, nort
one in iraq, which helped us change our whole strategy there. and abbottabad as well. what are some of the key lessons? >> you have what became the al qaeda role. and al qaeda, as they said, they had all these records, individual fighters coming in. various countries around the middle east. now, this was assembled by the special operations command. and in turn they gave it to the state's department who could then go to each of these individual countries and say look, you may not agree with the u.s. policies, but these are fighters that will be coming back to hurt you, so we need you to visit authentic documents. here is a way for you to track these people down. and this became one of the key aspects of the military working on the intelligence organizations and the foreign governments to track down the pipeline of the suicide bombers coming into iraq. >> and that was something that was the lieutenant, the general who did that when he was over the former military at the state department. now, you mentioned the notion that the administration, they didn't hold kind of a grand strategy n
>>> on our broadcast tonight, out of iraq. the last u.s. troops are preparing to come home, but tonight if you think it's really over, we'll show you what our new colleague ted koppel found when he went back to iraq. >>> illegal immigration. how far can individual states go to crack down? right in the middle of an election season the u.s. supreme court agrees to decide an emotional issue. >>> the confrontations today on the campaign trail. mitt romney's uncomfortable moment with a vietnam vet, and newt gingrich fires back about that $10,000 bet. >>> and making a difference. chelsea clinton will join us tonight here in the studio with the story of an extraordinary woman who has given everything she's got to help children in need. she's got to help children in need. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. it's been a long and awful war in iraq, ever since the u.s. invasion nine years ago. and then for years what amounted to an american and allied occupation of that country. today at the white house, an event that was meant to
.s. troops get a message of thanks from their commander in chief as the war in iraq winds down. president obama visits troops at ft. bragg, north carolina later on this hour to thank them for their service and sacrifice. many of them have just returned from iraq. virtually all u.s. troops will be out of iraq by the end of the year. we'll take you there live at around 11:55 a.m. eastern time. >>> the u.s. house is sending a payroll tax cut extension over to the u.s. senate, but it looks like this version of the bill is dead on arrival. house republicans attached unrelated projects to the bill that democrats don't want. the cut expires december 31st and without an extension the typical worker will get hit with $1,000 tax increase in the new year. >>> newt gingrich has lost his iowa campaign director. craig bergman has stepped down over some comments he reportedly made about mormons. the des mois register says he called mormonism a cult. two of gingrich's rivals rather in the republican presidential race, mitt romney and jon huntsman are mormons. >>> the faa says starting friday american air
of iraq! >> in the coming days, the last american soldiers will cross the border out of iraq, with honor and with their heads held high. after nearly nine years, our war in iraq ends this month. >> political process established, democratic process, and adoption of the principles of elections and the peaceful transfer of authority. >> president barack obama this week hosted iraq's prime minister, the meeting took place to mark the end of the the war in iraq this. was in washington, on monday. here is the president on wednesday, in fort bragg, north carolina, 50 miles south of raleigh,tary back from iraq. >> so as your commander in chief, and on behalf of a greatful nation, i'm proud to finally say these two words -- and i know your families agree -- welcome home! [cheering] welcome home! welcome home! >> okay, and baghdad this week, on-site u.s. defense secretary leon panetta shut down the u.s. military campaign. secretary panetta is absolute the soldiers who were lost in iraq. >> those lives have not been lost in vain. they gave birth independent, free and sovereign iraq. >> question, ar
right. as american troops are finally leaving iraq for good today, i had the chance today here in washington to sit down with an exclusive interview with the vice president of the united states, with joe biden. my exclusive conversation with him coming up next. >> iraqi people who've been occupied in the past, looked and really wondered, do these guys really mean it? didn't they come for our oil? >>> my exclusive interview with vice president joe biden is coming up next. >>> all year long we have been reporting on the roll back of voting rights in america. new ways to make it harder to vote and harder to register to vote. the rolling back of early voting, making voter registration drives all but impossible, blocking you from voting unless you show some kind of new documentation that you never had to show before and that hundreds of thousands of people in some states just don't have. all year long, we have been reporting on these new laws that have been pushed by newly elected republican governors and legislatures and state attorneys general. today for the first time we can repo
for this monday, december 12th. marking the end of the war in iraq, after almost nine years of bloodshed. right now president obama and the iraqi prime minister they're discuss r meeting to discuss the troop withdrawal. virtually all u.s. troops are going to be out of iraq by the end of the month. >>> president obama accuses republicans of playing politics now with the economy. this in an interview, cbs's ""60 minutes"," the president challenges the political partisanship. he says republican strategy cuts him off at the knees. >> i think the republicans made a different calculation, which was, you know what, we really screwed up the economy. obama seems popular. our best bet is to stand on the sidelines because we think the economy will get worse and at some point just blame him. so we haven't gotten the kind of engagement from them that i would have liked. >>> all right. a lot of political buzz this morning that's centering on the weekend's gop debate. it was one to watch. at one point mitt romney criticized the frontrunner, newt gingrich, as being a political pro. then he markets himself as a
in iraq is over. the troops are coming home. and president obama and prime minister maliki stand side by side. >> a war is ending. a new day is upon us. and let us never forget those who gave us this chance. >> syria holds local lexis -- elections, but in a country racked by violence, many are choosing to boycott instead. >> taking scotland by storm. after arriving from china, it was time for the panda pair of sweetie and sunshine to meet the press. >> welcome to our viewers on p.b.s. in america and around the globe. the troops are coming home, but america is not abandoning the middle east. that was president obama's message today as he stood beside prime minister maliki to mark the end of america's military commitment in iraq. after nine long years, on december 31st, the last american troops stationed there will come home. can america be influential there without having boots on the ground? here is our coverage. >> prime minister maliki asked to come to arlington national cemetery, where many of those thousands of americans who died fight negligence iraq are buried. he and president
, "bbc world news." >> the formal end of america that a war in iraq. of the troops go home, but what have they left behind? [star spangled banner] the flag comes down over a controversial conflict. tens of thousands lives lost and $1 trillion later, america says the job is done. >> the mission of iraq that can finally govern and secure itself has become a real. hello, and welcome to "gmt." i'm george alagiah what a world of news and opinion. also on the program -- jacques chirac found guilty of corruption but avoid jail. the first time a french leader has gone on trial since the second world war. >> why am i wearing a mask? >> michael jackson's daughter gives a rare televised interview and offers insight into a life with the king of pop. it is midday in london, 8:00 p.m. in beijing and 3:00 in the afternoon in baghdad, where in a ceremony charged with symbolism, america has finally brought the flag down on what will be remembered as one of its most controversial foreign-policy adventures. so, what is the legacy? in a moment we will speak to the iraqi deputy prime minister live from baghda
. it is expected to be approved before the christmas break. >> the u.s. president, barack obama, has promised iraq continued support even after they watched the troops returned at the end of this year. it came in washington after meeting with the iraqi prime minister. the 8000 troops still in iraq are scheduled to leave by the end of 2011. security remains precarious, however. the renegotiations and keeping some forces in iraq, but they broke down after washington insisted that the troops remain immune to prosecution by local authorities. we will be taking an in-depth look at how iraq is preparing for the withdrawal of american troops. a spokesman for the russian prime minister, vladimir putin, says that the results of the parliamentary polls will stand as a wave of protests continue. the governing party's victory has struck the largest protest since the 1990's. his supporters are taking to the streets as well. >> pro-vladimir putin protesters held their rally in view of the kremlin, the russian siege of power. some 5000 vladimir putin supporters came out to join the largely choreographed a displa
, the fighting in iraq is over. the troops are coming home, and president obama and prime minister in a real maliki stand side by side. >> the war is ended. >> syria hold local elections, but in a country where more than 5000 have reportedly been killed. taking scullin by storm after arriving from china. today was the time for the and a pair of sweet and sunshine to meet the press. -- the panda pair swee and sunshine to meet the press. welcome. the troops are coming home, but america is not abandoning the middle east. that was president obama's message today as he stood by prime minister maliki today. after nine long controversial years, on december 31, the last american troops will leave the country. but can the u.s. be influential without having boots on the ground? >> present! >> prime minister maliki asked to come to arlington national cemetery where thousands of americans who died in iraq are buried. today, they honored the dead. and for mr. obama today, and warning to iraq caused powerful overbearing neighbor iran. >> just as iraq has pledged not to interfere with other nations, other
of thanks from the president tonight for americans who served in iraq. >>> also this evening, our own richard engel tells us what it's like on the ground there now. >>> drugs and alcohol. something of a wake-up call for a lot of parents of teenagers. new numbers this evening on what they are using, how often and how much. >>> i in the sky. the government now says ipads are okay for pilots in the cockpit, but not for passengers. why the digital double standard? >>> and not the marrying kind. tonight america's marriage rate has hit an all-time low. tonight america's marriage rate has hit an all-time low. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening. the president promised they'd be out by new year's eve and here they come. american men and women in uniform are coming home after nine years, 4,500 lives lost and tens of thousands of injuries. staggering sacrifice here at home all the while. the war started with the event somebody called shock and awe and it became a tragic and prolonged slog. the u.s. and allied troops fought bravely. iraqi civ
they are today as we pay tribute to our heros who served in iraq. >> you want juice? >> >> at their home in st. louis, missouri 39-year-old jason frye and his wife valerie are living parenthood to the fullest with six children ages 1 to 11. but when war story first met frye back in 2003 he was a 31-year-old marine captain serving with the first marine in camp pendleton. back then he was a father of two. >> when i was captain i was a commander of an artillery battery. we had 140 marines that's what we deployed with when we went over to the gulf. >> at the time he was one of 93 thousand troops in kuwait ready for their orders to enter iraq. >> i will be home soon! >> we were right literally on the border of kuwait and iraq when the invasion kicked off. >> 2003, d-day for operation iraqi freedom. >> our job as an artillery battery was engage targets deep in iraq. we pulled up on the berm right at the border and were in iraq when the whole thing kicked off. the artillery pieces fired 96 pound shell about 20 miles. so the war gets pretty loud pretty fast when you are in the artillery. >> it kept th
. what this means is the u.s. military command in iraq is closing down. it means that the only mission left in this country is to pull out the some 4,000 american troops that remain in iraq, but the military command, the iraq war as we have known it for the last nine years, is ending right now. there are a speech going on by the defense secretary. they've been talking about the accomplishments that have been made. they've been talking about how saddam hussein, a dictator, a tyrant, has been toppled and that iraq now has the opportunity to build a new future. it's very different, however, from what we're hearing when we speak to iraqis off military bases like this one. what we're hearing from iraqis is that they are very worried about their future. yes, saddam was a tyrant, he was removed, but they worry that sectarian tensions could come back to the forefront, that the civil war that iraq lived through and struggled through in 2006 and 2007, might return again, although they're not exactly sure in what form. iraqis are very nervous as the u.s. military command, as you said, just recent
as america formally ends its military mission in iraq. we look to the state of the country left behind. after a land dispute in china, a tiny village takes on the massive communist party and kicks out the officials. >> the only way to protect themselves is bayou nighing. >> and auctioning off a tiny treasure. this charlotte bronte manuscript went for over a million dollars, but actually reading it, that's the hard part. >> welcome to our viewers on abc and around the globe. they said goodbye, a seemingly easy end to one of the most tangled military missions. leon panetta said the country is now fully responsible for directing its own past and future and security and prosperity, but how well will it manage? the bbc world affairs starts our coverage tonight. >> a quiet downbeat ceremony marks the end of an occupation which lasted 100 months, costs the lives of 4,500 americans, and of an unknown but far greater number of iraqis. >> this is a time for iraq to look forward. this is an opportunity for iraq to forge ahead on the path to security and prosperity. >> welcome to sadder city, sprawling w
. president obama marks the end of the iraq war with those two words. >>> and casing of the colors. halfway around the world, u.s. troops prepare for their own farewell ceremony. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> and we begin this morning with the end of a long and painful era. a hisser to edge page is turning in iraq today, after nearly nine years and some 4500 lost lives. msnbc contributor colonel jack jacobs will be with us as we bring you live coverage from the end of baghdad for the end of mission ceremony. president obama and the first lady were at fort bragg, north carolina, paying tribute to our troops. all but around 150 u.s. service members will be out of iraq by the new year. kristen welker reports. >> hello, ft. bragg. >> reporter: appearing before a sea of members at ft. bragg, the president and the first lady marked a pivotal moment in the nash's history. after nine years in iraq, all the troops are returning. >> welcome home. welcome home. welcome home. >> reporter: the speech, a tribute to th
'm vago muradian. 2011 was a roller coaster year, but 2012 is going to be even worse. iraq, afghanistan, pakistan and iran will loom large as the presidential race promises to make the coming 12 months more politically dysfunctional than ever. what should the pentagon military personnel and defense contractors expect to see in the year ahead? will see questerration become a reality and force the pentagon to cut twice as deeply as it expected to cut, will we finally see a real defense budget or will congress continue to force d.o.d. to live off of continuing resolutions. here to prognosticate are rick mays, lauren thompson of the lexington institute, john barry, formerly of newsweek after 26 laudable years and tom bowman national pentagon's radio reporter. ;v program. >> glad to be hee. >> -- glad to be here. >> tom, u.s. forces will have withdrawn from the end of the year from iraq, there will be troops based as a regional premise. how will it evolve if iraq comes off the rail? >> it's unlikely you'll see u.s. forces going back into iraq. they may go back as trainers, if prime minister
, coordinated bombings in baghdad, we assess what the u.s. achieved in the iraq war. >> brown: margaret warner looks at the pentagon's admission that it made mistakes when nato air strikes killed pakistani troops last month. >> woodruff: paul solman explores why stores are pursuing high and low-end shoppers this holiday season, while paying less attention to those in the middle. >> this morning kate spade, $400 handbag, business was great. this afternoon, jack 99 cents for, lollee mop, 99 cents, swiss great. what's going on. >> brown: ray suarez examines a call to keep some research on the deadly bird flu secret. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> computing surrounds us. sometimes it's obvious and sometimes it's very surprising where you find it. soon, computing intelligence in unexpected places will change our lives in truly profound ways. technology can provide customized experiences, tailored to individual consumer preferences, igniting a world of possibilities from the inside out. sponsoring tomorrow, starts to
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